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The cold bite of a concrete garden
I plug myself in, drifting away from the now
Who are the ones who live?

~ from 'The City' by St Andrew’s Cathedral School students, Year 9 collaborative poem 

Sparked by lived experiences of the city, Poetry on The Block brings poetry to the streets in a project supported by the City of Sydney. This project celebrates creativity, self-expression, the buzz of community and the energy kindled within a cityscape.



In its inaugural year, Poetry on The Block connected professional poets with students in Years 9 & 10 at St Andrew’s Cathedral School in a series of city-themed workshops. Together, poets and students created poetry about the city, for display in public spaces.

Final works by both professional and student poets were visually interpreted by design students from Billy Blue College. The finished artworks are set to spring into the city streets via City of Sydney ‘Showoff Bank’, part of the City's Creative Hoardings program.

Read the student poems >

2019 Events

St Andrew's Cathedral School
13 and 20 June 2019

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